Archive for March, 2007

Schtuff

Although I’m no Jeff Schuler or Andy Timithy in terms of hardcore biking, I think I’m going to start riding my bike to work come Monday. I was gonna grill on Sunday but it looks like thunderstorms. I got my order from Toms Shoes yesterday. They are as comfortable as they say. I didn’t believe […]

PhotoShop Class

I took a PhotoShop class all day today just down the street from my office. I learned a metric fuckton of info that I can’t wait to put into practice. I used to wonder what could be so important that business folks would be on their cellphones all the time, but I was worried about […]

R2 Detour

Mom came up this weekend and bought a laptop. I was gonna pimp it out for her, but Adelphia/Time Warner decided to switch over their servers without notifying us, and it took them the whole weekend to turn it back on. Frustrating. On my way to work today I saw this guy.

Nostalgia Reject

I think I’m going to reject the act of nostalgia from my life. Hindsight, reflection and appreciation of the past are fine, but comparing the past to the present’s detriment is inefficient, irresponsible and inauthentic. All moments are incomparably precious and moments past should not distract and detract from the value of the moments present.

Ratatat Deux

I saw Ratatat for the second time last weekend. The first time was almost two years ago when they were touring with Clinic. Stroud didn’t appear to be pounding whisky as hard as he was last time, but I wasn’t paying much attention, since the Beachland was inundated with middle and high school kids in […]

The Blood of a Poet

A part of this viewing list: Criterion Collection Spine #67: Jean Cocteau’s The Blood of A Poet. At first, this film seemed impenetrable to me. It only clocks in at 50 minutes, but the film is so filled with a need for interpretation that “pregnant” doesn’t even begin to describe it. Jean Cocteau explicitly states […]

Lucky Strike

I got lucky tonight when the power went off at my [mostly worthless] Flash class at the Tri-C Corporate College. We left early, which meant I had time to play pseudo-catch-up on all the crap that has been piling up at my apartment. I used to wonder how it could be possible that someone might […]

Bites the Dust

On my walk to work today I saw that another business on Euclid Avenue is closing. Before long the only things that are going to be open along Euclid are the House of Blues and the bowling alley.

31st Cleveland Film Festival

On Saturday I saw 1.5 films at the 31st Cleveland Film Festival. The first was called A Map for Saturday and was a self-doc about a guy who quit his job to spend a year backpacking around the world. It was interesting to see, since he is about my age, and it wasn’t really a […]

Shit Brickhouse

While I might think I’m improving my overrall muscular fitness, I’m still built like a shit brickhouse. I got a new workout schedule yesterday and I’m certain it is going to tear me apart. This is good. After a workout I don’t want to listen to Mastodon or Tad Morose, or any other technical metal […]

Music Notes

My favorite song off the new Air album is Napalm Love. Wincing the Night Away didn’t do much for me, I think I’m outgrowing Shinsish music. On the other hand, Ratatat’s Classics is finally starting to grow on me. Ratatat Remixes would be better if the rap wasn’t quite so gangsta. I’m liking Cat Scientist, […]

Fitness Evaluation

I’ve been working out at least three times a week since mid-December and I suppose that changes are starting to take place. I’m lifting more and might be putting on some weight, but for the life of me I can’t seem to get a decent ab-workout. I used to have this killer one that I […]

Flash Class

Today is a bit nostalgic of college, a 15 hour day, left when it is dark and won’t get home until it is time to go to bed. I’m at the Tri-C Corporate College right now taking a Flash course on the county’s dime. We’re on break right now, so no worries. Books recommended: Macromedia […]

It’ll burn the crops

On my way to work this morning I congratulated myself on the fact that I had not slipped and fallen during the entire winter. You can see where this is going. The only possible conclusion that can be reached is that such self-congratulation only draws attention to yourself. I sure hope having four more weeks […]

Link Dump

Web Kirupa – Tutorials on all kinds of web-oriented things. GoTo and Learn – Flash Tutorials Obscure Tags – HTML tags that should never have existed in the first place. Music RIAA Radar -Determine if an album belongs to an RIAA member. Check out their charts. Arty Prickie – Buttons. Readymech – Print, cut and […]

Shindig

I had some folks from the neighborhood over last night for a winter barbecue. I made about ten pounds of pork barbecue and had green beans, corn bread, potato salad, cole slaw, banana pudding and pecan pie. And lots of High Life. The pork barbecue turned out really well, I put a BBQ rub on […]

Downtown

Downtown is interesting. For the most part Euclid Avenue is reminiscent of an empty tomb, just about every building-front is empty and dirty, with trash collecting where the wind blows it. There is also a constant of homeless people, they’ve each got their own territorial corner and they tend to place themselves right where it […]

For the rotten words we worship

a wryneck for ronv and James Agee When our best effort grips no pen, last-falling ink illegible; When deconstructed grins edge tooth and bone; When graves or ash scatter truth; When the day drone mutes; the night downs around; When the fluted thrust of grass or hands evade autopsy; When: forget roses; When the breath […]

Example

I think the most important thing I’ve ever learned from my mom [by her example] is that if you have an idea or a project that you believe in you have to internalize the necessary work to accomplish the goal, take responsibility for all of its aspects and get to work. If you wait for […]